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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 7 2019 7:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Our Project

After 12 years of R&D with professional chefs, Meglio has found the perfect recipe for an affordable production line crafted for versatility & durability using superior forging technology. Your support will help launch our 10” production chef’s knife into kitchens across the world.  

Crafting blades for military and first responders for over ten years, Meglio Knives CEO and founder Brandon Hampton has recently applied the same cutting-edge technology to create a  10” production chef’s knife. Hampton, who was raised in the kitchen by his Italian grandfather, says that while not a professional chef he’s always wanted to bring something valuable into kitchen. 

Double-edged problem:

Japanese and German knives are by-and-large the products of big corporations — they are both expensive and tend to break down under repeated wear-and-tear.

Hand-forged Japanese blades chip under tough conditions. German steels won’t hold a good edge. Professional and home chef must replace these knives repeatedly, after handles crack and blades chip.

Steel Solution Recipe:

The Meglio  Knives 10” production chef’s knife is the culmination of years of R&D and Brandon’s experience making custom knives. It is made from CTS XHP, a material that consistently outperforms any other stainless steel, including hand-forged steel. This is the same material from which Brandon made assets for law enforcement, the military and first responders, selected for its unparalleled reliability and durability.  CTS XHP benefits from the principles of particle metallurgy, ensuring a steel of consistent high-caliber and quality, unlike hand-forged steel .  (Find out more)

 The 10” Workhorse Features:

10" Production Chefs Knife DLC Coated $295
  • handle crafted for kitchen versitlity
  • hypoallergenic removable handle for ease of cleaning
  • titanium hardware
  • lifetime repair-or-replace guarantee
  • Made in USA

Chef Testimonials:

“Being someone who learned from true craftsman, someone who strives to be a craftsman. I can really appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into Meglio knives.  And sounds kind of funny but you can feel that energy. Any inanimate object that someone’s put love into making has a certain energy about it. And that’s the kind of energy I want in my hands. “ - Davin Waite / Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub, Oceanside)

Chef Jesse Paul  & Chef Ambrely Ouimette

"Having a knife that you can depend on day in and day out to perform and exceed expectations, well that’s all gravy! They are sharp… I mean knives can be sharp, but Melgio knives are lightsabers" -Chef Jesse Paul

Rewards:

3.5” Production Paring knife-Black DLC Coated & Chingus - multitool keychain
3.5” Production Paring knife-Black DLC Coated & Chingus - multitool keychain
Production Chef Knife Set $650
Production Chef Knife Set $650

Back Story of Meglio Knives

Brandon Hampton grew up in a restaurant family and experienced aspects of the business, including the kitchen.  In 2007, he took a life-changing detour, studying metallurgy and knife-making with Dwayne Dwyer of Strider Knives. Over the course of 12 years, Brandon learned to produce tough but easy-to-maintain, consistently reliable knives as required by Strider Knives’ uncompromising military and law-enforcement clients.  With his background, he soon realized that chefs, working in a demanding production environment had similar needs and deserve a similar product—a competitively priced knife that would  last a lifetime and take a beating without chipping or losing its edge:  Meglio Knives was born.

Risks and challenges

The first 200 10” Production Chef Knives will be delivered prior to December 25th 2019. All other rewards levels will be delivered by May 31st 2020, including production paring, santoku and sets. The Full Custom Set pledge delivery is dependent on upon consultation with Brandon Hampton.

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    Chingus - multitool keychain

    Hand crafted from cpm 3v-154cm
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    3.5” Production Paring knife

    Handle Material: G10
    Blade Material: Stainless - CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel"
    Blade Length: 6.5 inches
    Hypoallergenic
    Hardness: Certified at 60 HRC
    Torched Titanium Hardware
    Finish: stone washed
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    Production Santoku

    Handle Material: G10
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    Blade Length: 6.5 inches
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    Hardness: Certified at 60 HRC
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    10” Production Chef Knife-Stone Washed

    Blade Material: Stainless - CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel"
    Blade Length: 10’’
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    Hardness: Certified at 60 HRC
    Hardware: Torched Titanium
    Blade Finish: stone washed

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    10” production Chef Knife- DLC Coated

    Blade Material: Stainless - CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel"
    Blade Length: 10’’
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    Hardness: Certified at 60 HRC
    Hardware: Torched Titanium
    Finish: Black DLC Coated (adds corrosion resistance)

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    Santoku Pairing Combo

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    Two - 10” Production Chef Knives

    Blade Material: Stainless - CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel"
    Blade Length: 10’’
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    Hardness: Certified at 60 HRC
    Hardware: Torched Titanium
    Blade Finish: Stone Washed

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    Full Production Chef Set

    All knives in set feature:
    CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel"
    G10 handles
    Black DLC blade finish
    Made in USA

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    • 10” Production Chef Knife
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    Five - 10” Production Chef Knives

    Blade Material: Stainless - CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel"
    Blade Length: 10’’
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    Hardness: Certified at 60 HRC
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    Blade Material: Stainless - CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel"
    Blade Length: 10’’
    Blade Finish: Stone Washed

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    Twenty - 10” Production Chef Knives

    Blade Material: Stainless - CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel"
    Blade Length: 10’’
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    Hardness: Certified at 60 HRC
    Hardware: Torched Titanium
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    Full Custom Set

    Collaborate with Brandon to make the 3 knife set of your dreams.
    CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel" blades

    Your choice of handle material
    Blade finish (DLC BLACK, RAZORWIRE DAMASCUS, STONE WASHED)

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    First 100 - 10” Production Chef Knife

    Blade Material: Stainless - CTS-XHP, a.k.a. "American Supersteel"
    Blade Length: 10’’
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    Hardness: Certified at 60 HRC
    Hardware: Torched Titanium
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